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Away Walrus from HMS 'Devonshire' at Sea

© transferred to MCGs from the War Artists Advisory Committee, Ministry of Information (1947). Photo credit: Manchester Art Gallery

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View along the deck of naval vessel HMS 'Devonshire' at sea, with a view of the funnels in the foreground to the right, there are men on deck at their gun posts to the left. A string of washing is suspended around the base of near most funnel in bottom right corner. A Supermarine Walrus Bi-plane with single motor has just been catapulted from the deck of the ship to carry out a reconaissance flight.

Manchester Art Gallery





oil on canvas


H 122 x W 91.2 cm

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Acquisition method

gift from HM Government, War Artists Advisory Committee, 1947

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Inscription description

artist's inscription : : brc : artist's name, date : John Worsley '43


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